Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development

The Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD) supports the provision of services to enhance the health and well-being of and to reduce health disparities in 66 urban and rural counties across central and southern Illinois.

As part of the SIU School of Medicine, CRHSSD also aims to strengthen rural health infrastructure and enhance health in rural communities.

We value more than anything else service to our communities, to our professions, and stakeholders. We value our motivated, professional, and productive staff, along with honesty, integrity, mutual respect, creative thinking, and excellence.

*Photos provided by the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale*